Metascore
13

Overwhelming dislike - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 10 out of 11
  1. Sometimes the humor is so heavy-handed that it seems almost like self-parody.
  2. A look at the first episode suggests that, just as A.M. radio is the unassailable province of the right, TV might better be left to the left.
  3. 10
    The humor is so predictable and so stale that it fails to produce any laughs.
  4. The 1/2 Hour News Hour is slow torture all by itself.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    10
    As for Surnow, in a sense, he's added a program to his resume that neatly dovetails with "24" -- demonstrating that stiff, uninspired comedy isn't exactly torture; it's just not much fun.
  6. Reviewed by: Joanna Weiss
    10
    In truth, there's nothing wrong with partisan humor, as long as it's actually funny. But here, even the less-political jokes are hopelessly obvious or old.
  7. "Weekend Update" on its worst night isn't this bad.
  8. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    0
    You couldn't skewer a cube of tofu with material this dull.
  9. Reviewed by: Sacha Zimmerman
    0
    It's hard not to keep staring perplexed, squinting a little, and uttering, "I don't get it" every few seconds.
  10. Reviewed by: Amelie Gillette
    0
    It's even worse than anyone imagined.
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 376 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 284
  1. PatrickS.
    Jul 13, 2007
    0
    awful and just not funny, an embarrasment to the conservative movement. an alternative to a liberal alternative that just doesnt exist. daily awful and just not funny, an embarrasment to the conservative movement. an alternative to a liberal alternative that just doesnt exist. daily show nd colbert attack the powerful, that includes dems and republicans. this awful tripe was obviously written by someone with no idea what humour or satire is Full Review »
  2. Winm
    Jun 8, 2007
    0
    This show is god awful. As a conservative 'balance' to the Daily Show it fails in every way. It actually makes the Daily Show look This show is god awful. As a conservative 'balance' to the Daily Show it fails in every way. It actually makes the Daily Show look more central. As a comedy show its funniest thing is the horrible laugh track. The attacks on the ACLU are probably one of the worst ideas ever (and sadly perhaps the funniest segment). Conceptually they have no potential, and in practice they seem to be saying your constitutionally granted rights are funny to us. Any conservative that wants to see something funny should watch Dennis Miller (who himself is only funny if you have no idea about the historical things he refers to). Full Review »
  3. GeorgeD
    Apr 4, 2007
    0
    This is just painful. i'll laugh at anything remotely funny, but the only humor this show has provided has been the reviews